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of just 2.5% in the u.s., 1.5% in canada and zero growth in the uk. locally, cutbacks in government spending weighed on the numbers and lower commodity prices also impacted on cash flow and the government is facing more criticism about its effort to keep the budget in surplus while the economy grows. >> the government has had the objective of making sure that we would bring our budget back to surplus when growth has been around trend. what we've been seeking to do through good budget policy has been to provide maximum flexibility to the reserve bank to a just rate so. the government will always put in place appropriate budget settings which will support growth and jobs. >> still, analysts say growth could slow further as the mining investment boom peaks. yesterday, the bank of australia cut interest rates to a record low of 3% and traders are looking further easing next year to offset the falling talks of trade, the high australian daughter and further cutbacks in government spending. >> despite that prognosis for rates and the fact that we're now matching the record lows here, the
. if there is ever a good reason for government spending, this is it. let me tell you something, if congress in the budget crisis doesn't raise taxes and doesn't include meaningful spending cuts. i will be furious. if there is every reason for a safety net this truly is. >> california is portrait in miniature why tax-and-spend does not work. if tax and spend policies were the way to go california's unemployment rate would not be north of 10%. the staggering statistic here, neil, 35% of the two million unemployed in california have been unemployed for 52 weeks or longer. that tells you they have not been out there actively searching. once you factor -- >> there are no jobs. >> i get it. because of the state policies as well. once you factor them into the unemployment rate you can bet the rate in california would ratchet up to 12%. >> emac you're one of my best friends here, here's the thing. in california about a million people took advantage of that unemployment extension. in the entire country, barely 100,000 new jobs created every month for at least last couple years. there are no jobs to
's going to come from, how the government is going to make more money. democrats want it to come from increased tax rates on the rich, republicans would prefer to make that extra money by reforming the tax code and entitlements. bill: how is the president trying to rally the public around his ideas, peter? >> reporter: in part with a hashtag. my 2k. the white house is saying if the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff it will cost the average middle class family $2,200 a year and they want middle class social media users, twitter users who don't want that to happen to get online right now. >> today i'm asking congress to listen to the people who sent us here to serve. i'm asking americans all across the country to make your voice heard. tell members of congress what a $2,000 tax hike would mean to you. call your members of congress. right them an email. post it on their nice book walls. you can tweet it using the hashtag, my 2k. >> reporter: as you heard at the top of the show treasury secretary timothy geithner is going to be on the hill today. one of his meetings will be with senate major
in of government at the federal level. that has nothing to do with this. that would be more on the spending cuts. host: what do you make of the back a plan being reported by the new york times saying if we cannot come to some sort of deal, we should just passed tax cuts for the middle class americans and then fight later on for spending cuts and increasing taxes for the wealthy? caller: the tax cut for the general population is great. that would be good for stimulating the economy. but the big thing is hit there needs to be a balanced plan. we need more revenue and we need less spending at the federal level. what is good for california is not good for virginia and what's good for virginia is not good for maryland. maybe we need to focus on reducing the federal government overview. been there would not be as much spending or taxes needed. then let the states deal with the taxes they need to take care of their citizens. host: robert, milwaukee, democratic caller. caller: i would like to say that the republican party, not all of them, i think it's just the tea party, they are destroying the republi
, down the road an islamist-led government could use the constitution to deny them the right. they don't want to vote on this draft constitution. that's why they're out here protesting at this hour. >> reza, as always, appreciate your reporting from sicairo. >>> strong warning for syria's president not to use chemical weapons against his own people. nato secretary-general said the use of such weapons would result in an immediate reaction, his words. he described the syrian stockpiles as a matter of great concern and president obama has been warning of consequences if al assad makes what mr. obama calls the tragic mistake of using chemical weapons. former british prime minister tony blair voiced his concerns earlier on cnn. >> i mean now the death toll probably would be around 40,000, since this began, since a large number of people. but if there was any sense at all that assad was going to use chemical weapons or did use chemical weapons against his own people i expect a tough response that would be military. >> and nato is taking no chances by trying to protect one of its members, all
. >> the syrian government is under increasing pressure tonight. the american and russian foreign ministers met with the u.n. envoy on syria and hillary clinton said events on the ground in syria are accelerating. she also joined the u.s. defense secretary in expressing concern that damascus is considering using chemical weapons against the rebels. >> i think there is no question that we remain very concerned, very concerned. as the opposition advances, in particular on damascus, the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> secretary panetta went on to say that the white house made it clear there will be consequences should the assad regime make the mistake of using those weapons on its own people. for more on the perspective from damascus, i spoke a short time ago to the bbc's jeremy bolon -- jeremy bowen. >> the issue has been pretty firm on the use of chemical weapons. any news from damascus? >> i think the regime here can feel the pressure. it has been under huge pressure in the last couple of weeks, increasing pressure. of the most pressure has faced from the west, c
the best politics is good governing and i think we need to see more focus on solving problems and getting things done in washington than playing politics. i think to recognize there's been real progress made, right the border is safer today, the immigration system is better, the two parties worked together to do that over the last few years. there are still some meaningful things that need to get done. the d.r.e.a.m. act, we have to fix the low-end and high-end visa system. the mexicans are going to do a whole boar border system. i think there will be a lot of room to work together next year to get something meaningful done. if the republicans are earnest and play it straight i think they'll get a lot of credit for working with the democrats to fix the broken immigration system and making it better. jon: getting something meaningful done, it seems like a longtime since that's happened in washington. we'll look forward to it. simon rosenberg. kate obenshane thank you much. jenna: the nato alliance warning the assad regime in syria against using chemical weapons against his own people. this
showing shelling in aleppo uploaded earlier today. in the past, the syrian government cut off access in an operation. but this is unprecedented. the military jet and two helicopters were shot down by rebels. now, takeovers at military bases given them a new arsenal of heavy weaponry. in this attack, they used rockets and as cnn's arwa damon reports, the rebels claiming this as a major victory. >> reporter: children on the back of a tractor made off with a sizable tangled lump of metal. what was all too often the cause of nightmares now a trophy of war. proudly shown off by this man. we want to take these pieces to show them to the other villages, he says. let them see what happened to these planes. everyone we speak to here describes the fear they felt any time they heard a jet overhead. for them, this is the greatest victory. one man who we spoke to said he was picking olives, saw the plane being hit and the two pilots ejecting. he says at that point everyone fanned out looking for them. he and others are telling us that one pilot was found unconscious with a head injury. video post
the syrian government uses often to describe the rebels fighting against the government which is killing its own people. activists say the government has killed more than 40,000 people, or at least 40,000 have died in the civil war which broke out well more than a year ago. we have team fox coverage. now to the state department with reaction from the united states and nato. first to the chief fox correspondent at the united nations this afternoon. it seems there is a battle for a capital city that could be shaping up and that is crucially important. >>jonathan: yes. there is no doubt we have entered a new and very significant stage in the battle for syria and that is in essence of battle for the capital of damascus which has been going on for five or six days. president bashar al-assad wants do and indeed has to hang on to the capital if he is to stay in power. there are many experts who believe either way, he has decided to fight to the death. either if he tries to flow he will be killed by his own supporters who will feel betrayed him him or ultimately he will be killed by the rebels. this
in damascus. government forces have blamed rebels for the attack. nato has approved a request by turkey for the deployment of patriot missiles to its border with syria. turkey sought the missiles to defend itself from cross border violence. speaking in belgium, anders fogh rasmussen says the patriot missiles would serve as a deterrent to syria. >> i do believe that a deployment of patriot missiles will serve as an effective deterrent, and that way the escalate this situation along the syrian-turkish border. the mere fact that the patriot missiles have been deployed make it necessary for any potential aggressor to think twice before they even consider attacking turkey. >> the palestinian authority is urging the united nations and other actors to hold israel accountable for its recent expansion in the west bank. israel has announced plans to build 3000 new settlement homes and expand the e1 settlement the which splits the west bank in two in response to last week's vote at the united nations. palestinian president mahmoud abbas says the security council should pressure israel to stop expa
: in 1994, the government adopted a combined sewer overflow policy to reduce csos nationwide. cities with combined sewer overflows now face an enforcement action called a consent decree. under a consent decree, a city must reduce pollution levels significantly within a strict time frame or face heavy fines. in 1960, the combined sewer overflows were a perfectly legitimate way of dealing with sewers. woman: the mind set was that, what did it matter if we were sending our waste downstream? water was a good conveyance for pollution. man: sewer systems are installed to reduce public health problems. now what you're doing is transferring the problem, you're transferring it to downstream cities. in addition, cities and towns above pittsburgh were doing the same thing. and then they were affecting the water intakes of pittsburgh. 90% of this region gets its drinking water from those same rivers that we have overflows occurring. hecht: we have sewage overflow with as little as 1/10" inch of rain. and our average storm here is a 1/4" storm. lichte: over a year's period, 16 billion gallons' wo
of the president's promised balanced approach. you know, where is he going to start restrained growth in government? we're open to working with anybody who's willing to acknowledge the problem. >> greta: who's going to blink first? >> first of all, let me tell you where you should get revenue. >> greta: okay. >> by growing the economy. just a couple numbers. already in this meager economic recovery, we've increased revenue to the federal government by $344 billion. if we just return to a normal economy, like we had in 2007, under president bush, where proven was 18.5% of our economy, that would raise another $400 billion per year. the president's proposal right now, the highest estimated is $75 billion, a tenth of that. economic growth is 10 finals more effective at raising revenue. the problem with punishing success, the problem with the president's proposal, it will put that economic growth at risk. you know, i think the best question really is, what is the president's plan? show us your plan. this is about returning confidence to the economy. >> greta: a plan to rev up the economy or a plan for
more of their money to the federal government, without raising tax rates, which we believe will harm our economy. >> treasury secretary tim geithner also weighed in yesterday saying the president is willing to allow the nation to go over the cliff if republicans don't agree to raise taxes on the wealthy. >>> we are learning new details about colorado's shooting suspect james holmes now that thousand of e-mails in the case have been reap leased. messages indicate holmes may have had a brief romantic relationship in the days before the tragedy. we have learned that in early june, holmes began specifically talking and fantasizing about killing a lot of people. his psychiatrist was so worried that she broke confidentiality and then contacted campus police. >>> here in new york, a suspect has been charged with murder for shoving a man to his death on the subway tracks. police say, 30-year-old, naim davis admitted to pushing the victim after the two argued on the platform. the judge denied davis bail. he admitted to police he stayed on the platform watching the man get struck by
government. merry christmas, government. you are not the real savior. the reverend joins us live this christmas season. >> brian: super storm sandy couldn't wipe out his home but something else did. >> she said to me. are you sure your house is gone. you misplace a pen and pencil but not a house. >> gretchen: how the entire house vanished."fox and friendst now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> steve: a house is something that is not easy to misplace. if you leave it there, you come back and it is there. >> gretchen: you hope that happens. we'll fill you in on the details. in the meantime what happen in a phone call. a lot can happen, right. you can get in fights and agreements and compromise. hum, i am not so sure that happened in the phone call between speaker of the house john boehner and president of the united states, barack obama. did they come to a conclusion. it is now the president's turn. >> brian: it is a week since the president and speaker talked. i do not know at of this moment who called who. >> steve: we know no details. >> brian: it is good there is no details. i jus
's not ours? >> yeah, you know, that seems like a pretty narrow claim. it's not the u.s. government saying we have no drones. it's the navy. so all that means is that the navy wasn't involved potentially. there are other countries that have u.s. drones. there are other agencies within the u.s. government that use drones. so i think that's a fairly narrow denial, and, listen, i don't buy a lot of what i hear and read on iranian -- in the iranian state media. some of it is pretty crazy stuff. on the other hand, it's perfectly plausible this has happened. it's happened at least twice before. in october iran tried to shoot down a drone. they captured a cia drone about a year ago. one of the lessons here, one of the things the viewers should conclude from this is iran is the most watched country in the world. the u.s. has satellite intelligence, drone intelligence, human intelligence. israel, saudi arabia, russia, everyone watches iran, and that's an important conclusion to keep in mind. >> so, jim, if it isn't, in fact, our drone and our story is the truth, it's clearly a mystery to us as well wh
to to the weapons against rebels. now senior u.s. officials tell us that government forces have been moving chemical weapons on or near syrian airfield and it is believed that components of deadly sarin gas have been loaded into bombs at the airfield. monday, president obama warned syria not to use its chemical arsenal. we will stay on top of this developing story on this thursday morning. >> the u.s. made it very clear any use of chemical weapons by the assad regime would be a red line for the country we would, unlo unlike up until now, invoke military action to solve the situation, rebels getting close to damascus, a precarious situation, any use of chemical weapons would spawn deeper u.s. intervention. so something militarily families may want to keep an eye on as that develops. >> 100 people dying a day since the weekend. >>> in damascus. >>> major developments in the case of the missing leukemia patient. >> last seen on a hospital security video more than a week ago. now her father claims she is in mexico. abc's brandi hitt joins us from los angeles with the latest twist on this strange story.
, but nonetheless, you have the other branches of government. . there's also the definition of the future of egyptian society. >> i was interested to see what you were writing about on the bbc website. you point out that while the elections may be exciting, the future of egypt is enshrine in this constitution that they are haggling over right now. >> and obviously, the constitution, you could argue whether egypt is better with or without one. probably better with one. although, there are great problems with freedom of religion, freedom of association, freedom of the press, freedom of rights for women. it will have to be improved upon. >> this is where political will and puritanism will be enshrined. >> will these various players compete to monopolize? that has been their experience and tradition going back tomorrow. or will this competition and tension actually produce respect for the roles of these institutions and compromise? something that they are clearly going to have to try to figure out. >> and you can see it even with americans in capitol hill. what are your thoughts about how thi
government has been harassing him. >> they have attempted to charge me with every crime from running a laboratory without a license to hiring security guards without a license, to having improper paperwork for my company and most recently the murder of my neighbor. >>trace: the neighbor complains about his dogs and then turned up dead shortly after somebody poisoned the dogs. mcafee says he is seeking political asylum in guatemala and can prove the belize government is corrupt. now a contributing editor for "travel and leisure." i am not sure peopled that why he is seeking asylum in guatemala because he wasn't brought up on charges in belize, why move next door? >>guest: well, it is strange and bizarre story from the beginning. he never was charged formally in belize. he is a "person of interest" only. i talked to the belize police and they confirmed under their law they can detain him for questioning for up to 48 hours so there was reason for him to be on the lam. he carried out being on the lam in an unusual way talking to the press and inviting reporters with him. he made the mist
on seniors. the government is warning reverse mortgages are not free money. >> turn equity into tax free cash. >> give you tax free cash. >> they're not being told. about the downside. >> reporter: right now in america, 57 seniors in reverse mortgages are in danger of losing their homes. nearly 10% foreclosure rate, 4 times higher than traditional mortgages. the department of housing and urban development will recommend congress prohibit large lump sum payments and recommend seniors be careful with reverse mortgages. is the reverse mortgage the last option? >> i really think it should be, absolutely. >> reporter: an option. >> it is a wonderful house. >> reporter: linda mcmahon regrets taking. >> i hope somebody enjoys it. >> reporter: jim avila, abc news, washington. >> you have to feel for her, too. here's the problem in a nutshell. unlike traditional mortgage. make your payments. equity. a reverse mortgage pays out equity in your home as cash. increases your debt and decreases your equity. that's the problem in a nutshell. that's how the woman got into the situation she did. it sounds good
: the big question still what will the federal government do. pot still illegal federally burning here and soon in colorado. >> so miguel, you just mentioned that there could be this boom in tax revenue if they tax it at 25%. i don't understand how that will work because today you can't buy it, you can't sell it and you can't grow it legally. how can you tax it? >> reporter: that's the huge piece that needs to be worked out by the washington state bureau of liquor that's going to run all of this just like they regulate liquor sales, they're going to regulate marijuana sales. they're going to license and tax the growing, the processing and retail sales for all marijuana all at 25% plus fees for every individual that goes into those various businesses. they project that in the first five years nearly $2 billion from this program alone. >> and then this is not the only state because during this federal election there were two states that ended up on positive end of legalizing recreational marijuana. the other one being colorado. why do we not see a party there today? >> reporter: because
note this morning way to raise government revenues in terms of negotiating power. long-term growth with high income taxes and on the downside the least harmful consumption tax and property taxes. is anybody listening to this? >> we just put this out. we like to get congress focus on doing the least amount of harm while they raise revenues of some sort. you can do through asset sales, develop kind of things thee3 government owns and does not own. a lot of things in terms of oil leases and about a trillion dollars worth of mineral rights the government can sell off rather than raising taxes. they can equate government workers to pay more towards the health insurance and pensions, that would be a good thing and raise revenues. there are lots of ways to raise revenues without doing harm to the economy. lori: i have got to interrupt you here, why is the president so insistent upon raising tax rates for the wealthy? if you are point we don't necessarily have to do that to get meaningful revenues. melissa: it seems like religious or political on is part. this is a matter of an article of
and his heech today as more static than substance. >> pelley: major, thank you. well, the government will be getting a shot of revenue, about $67 million from just one american family in dearborn, missouri. that is their tax bill after they hit the lottery jackpot. mark and cindy hill claimed their share of the record $588 million power ball jackpot. that's their six-year-old daughter jayden whom they adopted from china and her big brothers. cindy, who lost her job two years ago, was the first to know that they'd won. >> i didn't find out until the next day after i'd taken my daughter to school and i went by to see what the numbers were and i got back in my car and i didn't have my glasses and i was thinking "is that the right numbers, is that the right numbers?" and i was shaking and i called my husband and i said "i think i'm having a heart attack." >> pelley: the hills take home $135 million after taxes. mark hill, a mechanic, is quitting his job. >> i talked to my boss over the phone. he didn't belief me. later he called back and said "really?" i said "yup, really." >> pelley: th
't require our federal or state governments or courts to take any action. there's no threat to the united states or our sovereignty from the committee. with respect to abortion, this is a disabilities treaty, and has nothing to do with abortion and doesn't change our law on abortion in any way. trying to turn this into an abortion debate is wrong on substance and bad politics. as to the united nations, i've heard people people say that ratifying the convention would take decisions out of parents' hands and let the u.n. or the federal government decide what's best for our children and that's just wrong. the treaty doesn't give the federal government or any state government new powers. with regard to children with disabilities and the treaty cannot be used as a basis for a lawsuit in state or federal court. former attorney general dick thornburgh made this crystal clear in his testimony before the senate foreign relations committee and in every conversation i've had with him. i would support the treaty if -- i wouldn't support the treaty if it were any other way. let's take a step back and
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purposeful and done by the syrian government. they are trying to spy on the internet or were when it was up. but decided it was in their interest. >> how long can they keep it up? >> most insurgencies take about a decade. this has a greater possibly for more blood sshebloodshed. i think if the united states get more involved, turkey, ipg the assad regime will fall eventually, but then the question is how long will the fighting continue among the rest of the groups. that's where the length of time kicks in. >> you think the jordanians are going to be happy with training camps? >> they've already provided assistance and have provided limited trading to opposition. yes, i think they're there. >> next, a gruelling day of cross-examination for the man at the center of the wikileaks classified investigation. bradley manning accused of leaking thousands of documents that ended up on julian assange's website. and the world of espionage takes a strange turn. fish, animal, drones. meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-m
's clearly purposeful and it was clearly done by the syrian government. they are denying it, but they lie. why? it makes it harder for the rebels to communicate. they are obviously trying to spy on the internet or they were when it was up, but they decided it was in their interest just to knock it out entirely. >> how long can they keep it up? >> most insurgencies take about a decade to win or lose. this one has a lot of potential for greater bloodshed. >> you think it could take this long? >> it could. the issue is if the united states gets a little more involved, the jordanians, the turks, sanctuary and training camps in turkey, i think the assad regime will fall eventually but then the question is, how long will the fighting continue among the rest of the groups? that's where the length of time kicks in. >> you think the jordanians are going to be happy with training camps? >> jordanians have a lot of problems right now. >> they've already provided assistance and have provided limited training to opposition. yes, i think they're there. >> thanks to both of you. we appreciate it. >>> th
perceived to be democratic because they rely on the government. >> both parties tend to divide america into our voters and their voters. republicans must steer clear of that trap. we need to speak to the aspirations -- we must speak to the aspirations and anxieties of every american. i believe we can turn on the engines of upper mobility so that no one is left out from the promise of america. >> reporter: senator rubio said he thinks the promise of tomorrow is with hotel workers, landscapers and late-night january towards. senator rubio says he doesn't thing lower-income americans are looking for handouts. he thinks they are looking for jobs so they can provide for their families. >> government has a role to play and we should be sure it does its part. but it's a supporting role to help create the conditions to create prosperity. it can't substitute for a thriving free economy. >> reporter: senator rubio says the federal government could do more equipping the americans with skills for 21st century middle class jobs. martha: in california, one of the nation's largest teacher's unions is
republican support. >>> in "your world this morning," fighting is intensifying in syria between government troops and rebel forces. the rebels are close to capturing the airport that serves the capital of damascus. the syrian air force has responded by dropping bombs on rebel positions. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has repeated her warning to the syrian government not to use chemical weapons. >>> political crisis is worsening in egypt, as well. the country's supreme court judges have walked out on strike joining a growing protest against president mohamed morsi in response to morsi's edict that his actions are above judicial rule. >>> in japan investigators say missing bolts may have caused concrete ceiling slabs to fall on cars in a highway tunnel killing nine people. yesterday's accident happened deep inside the three-mile-long tunnel about 50 miles west of tokyo. the government says 49 highway tunnels throughout japan will be inspected immediately. >>> some more details surrounding that troubled relationship of kansas city chiefs player javon belcher and his girlfriend kasand
the federal government. >>> chief meteorologist bill martin updating his forecast right now. he's back with the timetable for tomorrow and beyond. >>> at >>> new video into our newsroom now. we have learned a woman was injured after a car crashed into a liquor store in berkeley. the accident happened around 9:45 this evening. witnesses say a driver lost control of his car and went through the glass doors at the easy market liquor. initial reports indicate the woman's injuries are minor. she was though taken to the hospital. the driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with police. >>> the owner of the drake's bay oyster farms says he's not giving up without a fight. today he announced plans to sue the u.s. government. jana katsuyama reports the owner says millions of the oysters will go to waste if he has to do what the government wants. >> reporter: in rain and blowing wind, workers clean the docks at drake bay oyster farm. 30 employees might lose their jobs if the company is forced to close. today long time customers came for a final taste of tradition. >> i thought was a real
should not be conceding that the federal government needs more money, negotiating with ourselves and treating the president's proposal like it's serious. >> we do agree that 8% of the american people are getting about 80% of this tax cut shouldn't have their taxes raised. my suggestion was let's take the one area we agree and take it off the table. >> but zoraida, as you saw there from the president earlier in that bloomberg interview, he is digging in, saying there can't be a deal unless upper income americans pay more. middle-class americans should get the bush era tax cut extension. is he not backing down from that at all. the president saying in that interview that he's not being stubborn. he's not being partisan but rather that it's, quote, a matter of math. >> we've been talking now for a while that americans blame republicans if a deal doesn't go through. new polling shows americans are pessimistic a deal will be reached at all. break down those numbers for us. >> the tune that we're seeing now from not only the white house but also members up on capitol hill where they on
on first street northwest. and we're told that he worked as a federal government employee for the u.s. agency for international development. still there is no word yet what caused the fire. >>> d.c.'s chapter of the guardian angels patrolled the block of southeast to help students stay safe going to school. they were on morris road where an 18-year-old girl was robbed and shot in the leg on tuesday morning on the way to class. the guardian angels will be on morning patrol the rest of the week here. >>> former d.c. couple chairman kwame brown's brother is facing bank fraud charges. chay brown was charged today and his attorney said he plans to plead guilty. he claimed $35,000 in income he never made on a mortgage loan modification q. brown previously was convicted for bank fraud and he was found guilty 20 years ago in a separate case. >>> the prince georges county judge said that governor o'malley does not have to appoint a nominee to fill an empty delegate seat. greg hall was nominated by democratic committee in the county to fill tiffany alston's seat. she left office when she was
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, it is no answer to express compassion for them or create more government programs that offer promise and don't perform . we must come together and advance new strategies. our complicated and uncertain tax code is hindering the jobs. you can't open a business if your tax rate is too high or uncertain. i personally oppose the president's plan to raise taxes. [applause] listen, this is not about a pledge. it is not about protecting millionaires and billionaires. for me it is the fact that tax increases he wants would fail to make a small dent in the debt but it would hurt the middle class business and people who work for them. >> gretchen: this is what the campaign was about . people are sick i and tired of hearing the same talking points . people want to see actual tax reform. get the job done and the kick the can down the road is what we have done for the last four years. will president obama be a different president now he's reelected and will he be concerned about his legacy and take hold and lead discussions on the bigger issues. it upon didn't seem like it is happening in this interview.
. it appears to be fueling an already volatile situation between the opposition and the new government in egypt. steve harrigan is streaming live from cairo. >> reporter: this attempt by the government to push through a draft constitution in one day's time was an effort to stem the process it appears to have backfired. we are seeing greater numbers of opposition protestors out on the street today, they seem to be energized by this move by the government. already sharp criticism of this new draft constitution, criticism that it fails to protect the rights of women, also concerns about the role of islamic law in this new constitution. the next step is for a referendum. president morsi has 30 days to put it to a vote across the nation. he has said when the constitution is ratified he will give up the extraordinarys he assumed last week. it was that move by the president that really kicked off these processes. we have large crowds now of anti-more se anti-moris demonstrators and tphopl we will probably see large crowds of pro-mori demonstrators. back to you. jenna: steve harrigan with the sounds of
the federal government -- the politicians here members of congress can't get their act together. but at any rate, you had one plan on the table. the president's plan. republicans saying the president -- there are too many questions and there's not enough specificity and -- baloney. president put out a plan about a year ago. it is in print. it is online. the president has a very specific plan. the republicans who didn't put anything on the table who had not countered with anything concrete at all. in fact, yesterday at our briefing, before boehner released his counter plan, jay carney said again that all you hear from the republicans are vague promises. >> you're making vague promises about achieving revenue through capping deductions or closing loopholes simply doesn't add up to a serious proposal. >> bill: so then yesterday the republicans realized they had to come up with something put something on the table. come up with this proposal which would cut $2.2 trillion over the next ten years. the president by the
of chemical weapons by the syrian government, a conventional weapons strike on of all places a suburban school. 29 students and their teachers killed in a mortar attack in this camp just about 15 miles northeast of damascus. state run media is reporting that the rebels are behind the deadly shelling. battles east of damascus have grown especially bloody. government troops are trying to push back rebels who are inching closer and closer to the capital city. and in yet another sign that the syrian opposition is gaining ground to the north and the city of aleppo, a military academy is under siege. this was one of the syrian government's last strongholds. this is where some 450 government soldiers are being held by rebel forces. >>> a young girl suffering from cancer disappears after she and her mother leave the hospital. and now a police search and concerns about her health. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >>> the man in charge of fox news apparently sent a message to david petraeus about a run for president. but, the advice didn't stop there. >>> a warning for all americans. get ready. this
wanted to kill in the first place. about "the heavy hand of government". i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really. really! that you're gonna lay people off because now the government's going to help you fund your health care. really? i wanna be able to have those conversations. not just to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying. and you know, i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. [ music ] >> chatting with you live at current.com/bill presscurrent.com/billpress this is "the bill press show" live on your radio and current tv sglfrnings all right. thirty-three minutes after the hour, wednesday moving right along on the "full-court press." taking your calls on the opportunity i will have tonight. say a quick hello to the leader of the free world on your behalf. what's a quick message you think you want -- you would like me to pass along on your behalf? we will get right back to your calls and your e-mails and your twitter comments? just a se
revenue. >> reporter: the big question still, what will the federal government do? pot is still illegal federally. tod today, a legal toke of revolution burning here and soon colorado. now the only thing the feds are saying is that they are reviewing the laws both here and in colorado. when this is done in the next year or so, it will look -- the pot landscape here in washington will look very different. the growers, the processors and the stores. there will be pot stores in washington state. that will be different. the one thing you won't be able to do, you won't be able to consume the pot in the stores themselves. you'll have to take it home and do it there. >> something else you won't be able to do. under washington's law, i can't grow pot in my own home, right? i can't sell it either. right? >> reporter: correct. that's the difference between the colorado and the washington law. you will no longer be able to home grow your own here, which is why a lot of the libertarian types, the long-time pot smokers here, they don't like this law. they feel it goes too far and criminalizes mariju
now the government is warning americans to be prepared. >>> you heard of smuggling drugs or even people. how about a t-rex? the lengths some are going to in order to own a piece of history. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up. we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> president obama draws a hard line on taxes. >> republican and the white house both have offers on the table on how to resolve the nation's fiscal cliff crisis. >> we wasted an enormous amount of time here, sparring back and forth in public. it's a good time to get serious. >> let's just go over the [ bleep ] cliff. because you know why? at least for a few seconds, it will feel like we're flying. >>> this morning, police are questioning a man in that deadly subway push. they say he has implicated himself in the crime. >>> duchess of cambridge is continuing to feel better. >> australian radio station was able to pose as the queen, get information on the phone about kate's health. >> want to see
. >> this is crazy. this is the kind of black helicopter, the government, they're coming to get you, in your house. we're going to register all the guns, come get -- who is he appealing to in virginia there in your party? >> well, there is clearly in the southern and western portions of virginia, certainly not northern virginia, you know, some of that rhetoric. >> he's running for governor. >> this is my point. it's going to be interesting to see -- i campaigned with and for cuccinelli when he ran before in 2009, and he and the lieutenant governor bolling both very good men, and it's going to be interesting sort of -- >> hell of a race. >> remember the primary is the convention. you will have a great push by conservatives, by other republicans in the party between bolling and -- >> i think -- >> lieutenant governor bolling has basically said i'm out of here. he's not going to take part in this process. he's talking about -- >> projected nationally what does it say about -- >> i think it's a laboratory experiment to see if the tea party, if the right to lifers, if the radical anti-government people
preeshtd it. and katie pavelich, we appreciate it. >>> egypt's government deployed tanks around the presidential palace today after clashes with protesters killed seven people. in syria, meanwhile, rebels continue to advance on damascus, prompting concern that president assad's regime will respond with chemical weapons. question, should the u.s. intervene in any of these here now is mark ginsburg, former white house middle east advisor. welcome back, mark. here's the thing. we drew a red line, president obama drew a red line over these chemical weapons of mass destruction. at what point do we have to start bombing them to prevent them from moving and utilizes those weapons of mass destruction? when's that happen? >> larry, the fact of the matter is that i already know some of those weapons have been moved and put into the hands of the iranian revolutionary guards operating in syria and also i believe some of it has been sold to hezbollah. so as far as i'm concerned, there's some of that red line that's been crossed. but to answer your question, the fact remains is that if the in
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